Last Updated on February 28, 2023 : :

It is with great sadness that the ISCGB wish to inform you of the passing of its long serving Patron Sig Valentino Vignola at the age of 92. Founder of the historic Del Benaco kennel.
Del Benaco dogs will be seen in many of our UK pedigrees and were amongst the first Spinoni to be imported to the UK.
Pedro, Quan, Quercia and Urania DB arrived in the early 1980’s and helped establish the breed here with the other early imports.
He was appointed President of the ISCGB in the mid 1990’s and continued in that role until becoming Patron in 2006, a position held until now. We remember him with great affection and send his family our heartfelt condolences.